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SaharaOne bags Rapa Awards for telefilm 'Phir Se'

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MUMBAI: SaharaOne has bagged the Rapa Award for their telefilm Phir Se, which will be to the company at the 30th All India Awards function in Mumbai on 7 May.

Sahara One created a dedicated slot on Saturday 8.30 pm for telefilms only, called Cinema Ghar where variety entertainment content is showcased. Phir Se, was one such telefilm, which weaves a tale around the happenings when an ex-husband and ex-wife who've had the most bitter and acrimonious divorce ten years back and have not existed for each other since, suddenly meet after ten years. And on a woman's dilemma in life when she has to choose between her ex-husband and live-in boyfriend.

Starring Rajeshwari Sachdeva, Akshay Anand and Varun Badola and directed by Sohail Tattari, Phir Se is a Sunjoy Wadhwa (Sphere Origins) venture. Tattari has earlier produced and directed the award-winning Kadam for SaharaOne. Phir Se has been penned by Tuhin A Sinha, who has been a student of Indiantelevision.com scriptwriting course 'Qalam.' The screenplay is by Purnendu Shekhar.

Says SaharaOne Television COO Purnendu Bose, "The award has been a great motivator. Very shortly, we will also introduce film releases on television. There would be big banner films that would be first released on television and later in theatres."

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